From the Congressional Glossary – Including Legislative and Budget Terms
(Susan Boyle – Britains Got Talent 2009 Episode 1 – Saturday 11th April)
Voice Vote: A method of voting in the House or Senate where members who support a question call out “aye” in chorus, after which those opposed answer “no” in unison. The presiding officer decides the result by the audio volume of each response.
The term is also used loosely to indicate action by unanimous consent or without objection. The names of members voting on each side are not recorded.
- § 6.80, House Floor: Methods of Consideration, § 6.130, House Floor: Voting, § 6.250 Voting in the Senate, in Congressional Deskbook
- Chapter 4.I. Voting; Chapter 5.M. Voting; in Congressional Procedure
- Senate Rule XII. Voting Procedure
- House Rule I. The Speaker
- “Ordering a Rollcall Vote in the Senate,” CRS Report RS20199 (5-page PDF)
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